Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Life with a baby

I'm not gonna lie, life with a baby isn't too bad! I wouldn't trade it for anything. We are so thankful for a good baby (knock on wood) so far. He can definitely make a crummy day into a great day.

Cooper is 6 weeks old now and I can't even believe he's that old! I know some of you are like "really it's just 6 weeks"- but it has gone by way too fast! I'm so thankful for an amazing job that allowed me to take off 10 weeks to spend quality time with him. I'm also thankful for old school 90210 and One Tree Hill re-runs because that's what I pretty much watch everyday! With the weather so cold and all the sicknesses going around we don't really get out too much. We've been out to eat some and Cooper goes to the gym with me and hangs out sleeps while I die during the workouts ha. It's been so nice being able to workout again but also HARD- it's frustrating pretty much having to start over and I don't miss being this sore ; ) but it's still worth it and it's my free-time/stress reliever.

Cooper is pretty easy going baby- he doesn't really fuss at all unless he's pooping or when he's fighting his sleep (he started doing this around 5 weeks) but he usually gives in pretty quick once I put him on my chest and pat his booty. He figured out he has a tongue around 4-weeks and would move it around quite a bit. He's also starting to be awake more during the day and we take advantage of it with some tummy/play time and singing. He's still doing really great in his crib and has been waking up 1x a night but he'll sleep for a good 5-6 hours before that wake-up so I'm getting good sleep. We are also still giving him 1 bottle a day before bedtime. Breastfeeding definitely makes me want to eat about 24-7! Some days are worse than others but I've been trying to stick to healthy things and get back on a somewhat zone eating plan.
Cooper you're one sweet baby and smiling/cooing more and more every day and I LOVE it! We love you so much!
                   Hanging out in my swing while mommy showers
                   Going to get some pizza with mom/dad and friends
 We've started using this play-mat some but Cooper isn't really interested in the toys quite yet- he'll move his arms some and move the toys but it's not on purpose by any means.

Andrew and I have lots of family and friends that love to watch Cooper for us so we've gotten to have some date nights and lunch dates too!
                      At Clint's Benefit
                  Yummy dinner/drinks for the hubs birthday

On a different note: Andrew's mom recently got diagnosed with myeloid leukemia- She's been through TONS already and has to go through more strong chemo. She's been in LR since last Thursday and they haven't started the chemo yet due to trying to get her counts up since the chemo will cause them to drop very low. She could be in LR for awhile. Please keep her and the family in your prayers. Andrew will be heading to LR tomorrow to spend a couple of days with her while he's off work so his dad can work some.

Monday, January 14, 2013


I can't believe our baby boy is 1-month today! Time is definitely flying by.

Haha, I love this look he's giving me- probably thinking you're crazy mom

We started transitioning Cooper into his crib this week- yes, some might think it's early but we decided to start now. I wanted to do it while Andrew was off work too because I figured none of us would get sleep for awhile letting him adjust to it. He actually is doing very well with it. He does cry in the beginning when we lay him down but it's not for very long and we let him just cry it out. Cooper was getting in the habit of being wide awake until 1am and that's fine now while I'm on leave but it's not gonna work when I have to go back to work. So this is one main reason we decided to transition to the crib to let him get in the routine of having a bed time = )

Cooper had his 1-month check-up last Friday. Ugh I did not want to go to the Dr. with all this flu going around but we had to go. We had a great check-up and our little chunky munky had gained over 2lbs!!!! He now weighs 8-pounds & 10-ounces. We can tell he's gotten bigger with his little gut and chunky cheeks but I figured he still weighed under 8 pounds, but I was WRONG = ) I'm ok with that though and was glad he's a growing boy. We're still wearing newborn clothes and can fit in some 0-3 months clothes but I don't think it'll be long until we say bye "newborn" clothes!

              He was not a fan of getting his ears/eyes checked

Who's watching the Bachelor this season? It's like a train wreck that I just can't quit watching!! However, I do like Sean but some of those girls, woooo, they're nutso!! It'll be an interesting season to say the least.

Who has been watching the NFL playoffs?!? WOW- they have all been great games- luckily my Falcons pulled out a win. Hopefully they'll pull off another one next Sunday and be in the SuperBowl!! I'm sad though because I do not watch football to be over! Countdown is on for April 20th's Red/White game!! WPS!

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Wow can't believe it's already 2013!! I feel like 2012 flew by but I'm sure 2013 will be gone before we know it too. I've been told especially since we have a baby that will time will even go faster!

We celebrated NYE with our Crossfit family. They had a very tough workout (FRAN) at 9pm and we had potluck afterwards and hung out. We took Cooper with us and he was great. If you've ever been to a crossfit gym then you know it's just a big warehouse with very loud music ha! I guess Cooper was so used to the music from pregnancy since I continued to workout that he slept through it the whole night! I put him in a separate room during the workout so the weights didn't wake him or scare him when they dropped them but other than that he just snoozed and let people pass him around = ) We were proud parents ha ; ) He even woke up around 11:45 and was awake to bring in the new year!

Nothing else has really been going on- we're just enjoying our time off with little Coop man. A lot has been asking how I'm feeling and I'm doing great. Feeling more back to normal every day = ) I go to the dr. next week and I'm hoping he says I can start working out again. I went last sunday to the gym and did very lite stuff (row, lunges, push press with dumbbells, crunches) and it felt so good! I'm sure he will but just ease back into it, which I'll have to do- I can only imagine how out of shape I am in just 4 weeks ha!

My work switched buildings and Andrew and I went to check it out- it's super nice! I'll have to take pictures and post them. We went to Conway this past weekend to see my parents and Cooper did great in the car. He started fussing a little bit before we got to Conway and on the way home he fussed around Elm Springs. He was fussing both times because of a poopy diaper- he is not a fan of a dirty diaper, but I'm glad he lets us know, or actually we can usually hear him!

                                             3 weeks old now

                              Sweet smiles

Doing tummy time and this little fella will bring his head up and kick legs up and just hold for a few seconds- it's quite hysterical- OT's what is he doing?!?!?

Nala really wants to play with the toys and doesn't understand why she can't
                      Sleepy boy

We did have Cooper's consult with the Urologist about getting him circumcised. (Read my previous blog if you don't know the story). Well he said the same thing as others had told me he will not do it until he's 6-months old. He basically said if it's not done within the first 2-3 days of birth then it's more of a risk to do it because there so little and organs are still growing and getting stronger and they don't like taking the risk of putting them back under anesthesia. Yes lots of babies are put back under but he said that's for emergency situations/surgeries but this is not the case. After we talked to him about everything we feel better about it and he was super nice and thought it was weird that the pediatrician told us that we could come in and get it done after we left the hospital. So we'll just call when Cooper is 6-months old and schedule an outpatient procedure.

Other than that, Cooper is doing great and sleeping great still. He eats about every 3hrs. except at night and he will wake up once some night it's twice. I'm just thankful that I am getting sleep since he's sleeping  = )

Have a great week!